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'''Phoebe Gilman''' (April 4, 1940 – August 29, 2002) was a Canadian-American children's book author and illustrator. Her books were notable for their strong lead female characters. Her book ''Something from Nothing'', adapted from an old Yiddish tale, won the 1993 Ruth Schwartz Award for best children's book, and was later adapted for television. Born in The Bronx, New York (state)|New York, where she lived her first years, later living in Europe, Israel, and finally settled in Canada in 1972.
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Birth date{{Birth date|1940|4|4}}
Birth place{{nowrap|The Bronx, New York City, New York (state)|New York, U.S.}}
Death date{{Death date and age|2002|8|29|1940|8|29|mf=y}}
Death place| occupation = Writer, Illustrator
NationalityUnited States|American/Canada|Canadian
GenreChildren's literature
Notableworks''The Balloon Tree''
''Jillian Jiggs''
''Grandma and the Pirates''
''Something From Nothing
SpouseBrian Bender
Website{{URL|http://www.phoebegilman.com/home.html}}
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